Access a comprehensive case summary; case studies; images and video for the historic Queensland Land Court decision that recommended the outright rejection of the New Acland Coal (NAC) Stage 3 mine expansion on 31 May 2017. Updated 23 June 2017.
Community group Whitsunday Residents Against Dumping (WRAD) will continue their fight to protect the Great Barrier Reef and local tourism jobs following a Supreme Court judgment ruling the approval of Adani’s Abbot Point coal port expansion lawful.
The Queensland Government is taking strong action to reduce the risk of taxpayers footing the bill to clean up mine sites, and to ensure that mine sites are properly rehabilitated to community expectations.TTo have your say send a submission by 15 June 2017.
On 3 December 2016 media broadly reported that the Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility (‘NAIF’) granted preliminary approval for funding the North Galilee Basin Rail (NGBR) Line. There is no regulatory provision for NAIF to grant ‘preliminary approval’ for financial assistance for a project under the Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility Act 2016 (‘NAIF Act’).
EDO Qld is not an activist group but a respected long standing non-profit community legal centre providing professional legal advice on environmental matters to farmers, conservationists and community members, EDO Qld Secretary Vikki McLeod says in her Letter to the Editor of the Townsville Bulletin.
Lock the Gate President Drew Hutton, EDO Qld law reform expert Revel Pointon and EDO Qld CEO Jo-Anne Bragg delivered an open discussion on ALP’s election promises and what they mean for mining objection rights and access to justice in Queensland.
Get your submission in to the Senate Inquiry, which will be considering the rehabilitation of mining and resources projects as it relates to Commonwealth responsibilities like under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (EPBC Act).